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Adventure Palooza – Sep. 28-30, 2018

Challenge your ability to navigate on your adventure/dual sport bike!

Published on 08.25.2018

Adventure Palooza has been described as an epic backroads journey across the heart of the midwest. Adventurers follow expertly planned GPS tracks (provided by “Adventure Riders LLC”) for an all day self-supported ride that ends in mild exhaustion, jubilation, t-shirts, food, & live music. Motorcycles, friends, backroads, camping, adventure…. need we say more? Well, yes actually! For more details read on!

There will be GPS tracks, an app for your phone (Goosechase), and a password released to paid participants prior to the event. There will be four starting points throughout Missouri (North, East, South, & West depending on where you are coming from) with all tracks made to converge on a farm property in Mexico, Missouri (camping under the big bright stars of rural missouri anyone?). The ride will take 7 to 9 hours to complete depending on rider’s determination and/or skill. The tracks will be suitable for ’big bikes’ and have several alternate detours off the main track for more adventurous riders. Most people will participate as a team and make it a 2-day 400mi ride.

Most participants will start early in the morning, navigating from their starting point and making certain checkpoints along the way. Checkpoint are verified with the free smartphone app Goosechase and take form of GPS verification, photos, or even answering questions by text. The information from each checkpoint is sent to the Palooza basecamp automatically by the Goosechase app. There will be points earned for each waypoint completed and/or task completed with bonus points given for creative or humorous photos! (The app will not reveal the list of checkpoints until 6am when Palooza begins).


Upon arrival at Adventure Palooza (located on at Wilbers Fish Branch & Sunrise Farms near Mexico, MO) you will be greeted at the check-in and receive your T-shirt, stickers (if ordered), campsite directions etc. If you still have the energy there will be fun skill course you can work through. As the sun sets there will be great homemade food (pulled pork-BBQ, cole-slaw, beans & drinks) but thats not all… the live music, will go from approximately 7pm until 10pm along with a campfire and everyone enjoying stories of the day.

Share your camaraderie with other riders, relax for the evening, enjoy the digital slide show, and review “winners and losers” of this rally based on the checkpoint total points. Remember you can either COMPETE, OR COMPLETE just for fun (this is not a timed race. There will be recognition and accolades to teams and individuals that collect the most points, first place loser, best photos, etc. Photos from the day’s action will be shown on a large projection for everyone to enjoy.

Enjoy painstakingly designated tracks and waypoints that will take you through hilly roads, scenic points of visual/historical interest, low-water crossings, fun gravel roads, twisties, etc. (And yes, Dale (Boots) and John (JW) – owner’s of Adventure Riders LLC and -the evil masterminds behind this undertaking- have ridden every inch of the the tracks)

Cost is $75 to cover dinner Saturday, t-shirt, and a donation to the Wounded Warriors.

For more details and registration click here.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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2 thoughts on “Adventure Palooza – Sep. 28-30, 2018

  1. I’m from Ames, Iowa and would like to join this event. However, I will not be able to get Friday 28 Sept. off from work. I would like to know if I get an early start on Saturday morning if the ride is doable. I guess it depends on the closest starting point to Iowa?? Yes?


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